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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson

Profession: Photographer

Nationality:
France
French

Why Famous: Henri Cartier-Bresson was a major 20th century photographer credited with developing street photography or the life reportage style in photojournalism.

In 1947 he was one of the founders of Magnum Photos with Robert Capa, George Rodger and David Seymour.

Born: August 22, 1908
Birthplace: Chanteloup-en-Brie, France

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

Died: August 3, 2004 (aged 95)

Historical Events

  • 1947-02-06 Magnum Photos founded in Paris by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David Seymour
  • 1952-10-15 Henri Cartier-Bresson's influential photography book "The Decisive Moment" is first published in the US and France

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